She Wants It by Jill Soloway
This is a celebrity memoir, staring Jill Soloway. It starts well with her relatively happy family life, a husband and two sons, but then she received a call from her father announcing he is trans. She gradually came to terms with the news and accepted ‘moppa’.
However, the book was then about how she used her experiences to write Transparent, the award winning show on Amazon. It did feel very much an advert for the show at points (a great show it is to I might add), but in my opinion it did drag on a bit.
Jill then wrote about her own sexuality, her realisation she was actually a non-binary person, and her relationships with women. She also co-wrote a manifesto to ‘topple the patriarchy’, but it read a little like a teenage rant and not something I’ve heard of in real life here in the UK, so maybe it’s more relevant in the US. It is a very honest, enlightening book about gender identity, human emotions, feelings and acceptance and worth a read.
I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review